Topic: Toxic Tort

NYAG Sues ExxonMobil over Alleged 17-million-gallon Oil Spill in New York City

On July 17, 2007, New York Attorney General (“NYAG”) Andrew M. Cuomo filed suit against the ExxonMobil Corporation and ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Company “to force the cleanup of a 17-million-gallon oil spill in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and to restore Newtown Creek, the contaminated waterway separating Queens from Brooklyn.”  

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Travelers Enters Settlement with ACandS, Ending “Potentially Unlimited” Exposure; Plan Includes Reinsurance Allocation

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has announced a settlement with ACandS Inc. to resolve all current and future asbestos-related coverage claims.  ACandS, an insulation contractor, has been undergoing Chapter 11 reorganization since 2002, and its bankruptcy counsel has described the Travelers insurance coverage as “the most important asset of ACandS’s bankruptcy estate.” 

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